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FXFOUNDATIONS.COM Privacy AND COOKIES Policy
Your privacy is as important to us as it is to you and we understand that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits our Site and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and our obligations under the law.
This Privacy and Cookies Policy applies to our use of any and all data collected by us in relation to your use of our Site. Please read this Privacy and Cookies Policy carefully and ensure you understand it. Your acceptance of this Privacy and Cookies Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of our Site and you will be required to read and accept this Privacy and Cookies Policy when signing up for an Account. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy and Cookies Policy, you must stop using our Site immediately.
In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
|“Account”||means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of the Site;|
|“Cookie”||means a small text file placed on your computer or device by the Site when you visit certain parts of it and/or when you use certain features of the Site;|
|“EEA”||means the European Economic Area, which includes all member states of the European Union, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway;|
|“Site”||means this website, fxfoundations.com;|
|“UK and EU Cookie Law”||means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015; and|
|“we”, “us” or “our”||means FXFPublishing Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 10099133 and whose registered address is 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ.|
- About us
We are registered with and regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office. Our registration number is ZA286513.
- What does this Policy cover?
This Privacy and Cookies Policy applies only to your use of the Site. It does not extend to any websites that are linked to from the Site (whether we provide those links or whether they are shared by other users). We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and you should check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.
- What data do we collect?
Some data will be collected automatically by the Site; other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it (for example, when signing up for an Account). Depending upon your use of the Site, we may collect some or all of:
- your name;
- your date of birth;
- your gender;
- your profession;
- your income;
- your current investment portfolio (if any);
- contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
- demographic information such as your postcode, preferences and interests;
- financial information such as credit/debit card numbers;
- your interest(s) in financial investments now and in the future;
- a record of any training activities and courses you undertake through our Site;
- your IP address (automatically collected);
- your web browser type and version (automatically collected);
- the operating system of your computer or device (automatically collected); and
- a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on the Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected).
- How do we use your data?
- We store all personal data securely, in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
- We use your data to provide the best possible services to you. This includes:
- providing and managing your Account;
- providing and managing your access to the Site;
- personalising and tailoring your experience on the Site;
- supplying our services to you;
- personalising and tailoring our services for you;
- responding to communications we receive from you;
- supplying you with email newsletters you have subscribed to;
- with your permission, referring you to or recommending third party services we believe may be of interest to you;
- market research; and
- analysing your use of the Site to enable us to continually improve the Site and your user experience.
- With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by [email] AND/OR [telephone] AND/OR [text message] AND/OR [post] with information, news and offers on our services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
- Advertisers whose content appears on the Site may engage in what is known as “behavioural advertising” — that is, advertising which is tailored to your preferences, based on your activity. Your activity is monitored using Cookies. You can control and limit your data used in this way by adjusting your web browser’s privacy settings. We do not control the activities of such advertisers, nor the information they collect and use. Limiting the use of your data in this way will not remove the advertising, but it will make it less relevant to your interests and activities on the Site.
- How and where do we store your data?
- We only keep your data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described in clause 5, and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.
- Your data will only be stored within the EEA.
- To protect your data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through the Site.
- Notwithstanding the security measures we take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data on the internet may not be completely secure. You should therefore take suitable precautions when transmitting any data on the internet.
- Do we share your data?
- We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply products and services to you on our behalf. These may include payment processing, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely and in accordance with your rights, our obligations and the obligations of the third party under the law.
- We may compile statistics about the use of the Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
- In certain circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain data we hold, which may include your personal information (for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order or a governmental authority). We do not require any further consent from you to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request made of us.
- What happens if our business changes hands?
- We may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of our business. Data provided by users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner will, under the terms of this Privacy and Cookies Policy, be permitted to use the data for the purposes for which it was originally collected by Us.
- If any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.
- Your right to withhold information
You may access certain areas of the Site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on the Site you will be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
- How can you access your data?
You may ask for a copy of any of your personal data we hold (where such data is held) on payment of a £10 fee. Please contact us for more details at [email protected]
- What Cookies do we use and what for?
- By using the Site you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services and/or parties other than us. We and third parties use third party Cookies on the Site for advertising services. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of the Site.
- All Cookies used by and on the Site are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.
- Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, subject to clauses 11.5 and 12.8, you will be shown a pop-up box or banner requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however, certain features of the Site may not function fully or as intended.
- Certain features of the Site depend on Cookies to function. UK and EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies. You may still block these Cookies by changing your browser’s settings, but the Site may not work as intended if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
- The Site uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics are a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling us to better understand how people use the Site. This, in turn, enables us to improve the Site and the services offered through it. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies; however, while our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of the Site, it does enable us to continually improve the Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
- You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your browser. Most modern browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, consult the help menu in your browser or the documentation that came with your device.
- You can choose to delete Cookies at any time. However, you may lose any information that enables you to access the Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
- You should keep your browser and operating system up to date and consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your browser and/or manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your Cookie settings.
- Contacting us
- Changes to this Privacy and Cookies Policy
We may change this Privacy and Cookies Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time, or as may be required by law. Any changes will be posted on the Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the revised Policy on your first use of the Site following the alterations. You should check this page regularly to keep up to date.